• Carmen Medrano

3 Ways to Continue Valentine's Day

It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them.~Agatha Christie

Every morning my cat and I have play a game of cat and mouse. We sneak up on each other, scare, and flee. This morning I didn’t realize my youngest had fallen asleep on the couch. I felt my foe sneaking up behind me and I turned around with my hands up in claw like manner and yelled ahh got you. At that moment my son springs up and asks if I was ok.

I gave my son a hug and tucked him back to bed. While my husband and I laughed and made jokes about my sons concern. There was something that we both learned from what my son said. He didn’t know what was going on, but he knew something wasn’t right and simply asked in concerned tone, “Are you ok?” Not, “What is your problem?” or “What's wrong?”

1. Checking in With Your Loved Ones

I understand we are in the Season of winter, but that doesn’t mean our relationships have to be. By asking, “How are you?“ gives you the opportunity to check in with your partner. It also makes your partner or loved one feel loved without being prompted.

2. Self Care on a Regular Basis

Some of us view Valentine’s Day as a day to buy a new outfit, go out to eat somewhere special, facial, etc. It‘s important to implement these things in our life on a regular basis. You don’t have to spend loads of money to do the above. Put on your favorite outfit or have a at home spa day.

3. Quality Time

Its important to spend quality time with yourself. Do something that you love alone; read a book, knit, hike, do what ever makes you happy. It’s important to do things on your own agenda. This gives you the opportunity to think of yourself and your wants and needs.

Its also important to spend quality time with loved ones. On occasion It’s important to do something your loved one likes to do regardless if you do. It is also important to stay positive. It’s not about the activity it’s about connecting.

Valentine‘s Day isn‘t an over rated holiday. It’s a day to reset and connect with those we love. People are always changing and it’s important to learn who they are right now. If you crack a door you may learn so much more about your love one.


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